Trauma Fauna explores the myth of the suffering artist. The term ‘post-traumatic growth’ defines the positive psychological change that can be experienced as a result of the struggle with highly challenging life circumstances.
Through overcoming difficulties we blossom, in many cases thrive. Art has long been accepted as a form of catharsis within this process. It can be an escape, a way through, or document an emotional transition. Artworks have the ability to provide insight and perspective to an audience, inciting emotion and empathy.
Through painting, sculpture, video, and performance the artists exhibited in Trauma Fauna utilise the power of their artistic practice to tell the ongoing story of human hardship, complete with humour, irony and fantasy to showcase the hope inherent in our immense resilience.
Artists: Antoine Goossens / Carlota Juan / Elio Ticca / Manu Engelen / Mathew Bohan / Mathias Vef / Mathieu V. Staelens / Nathan French / Nina Vandenbempt / Pol Bourdellon
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